The 4 Disciplines of Execution®
Achieving your wildly important goals.
The 4 Disciplines Of Execution®
The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for executing on your most important strategic priorities in the midst of the whirlwind.
Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times
In times of great uncertainty, leaders can freeze to the point of inaction or execute with excellence, increase trust, achieve more, and transform fear into engagement.
Discipline 1: Focus On The Wildly Important
Discipline 1: Focus on the Wildly Important - A wildly important goal (WIG) is a goal that can make all the difference. You're going to commit to apply a disproportionate amount of energy to it.
How can I measure my team to make sure we reach our goal?
Not all actions are created equal. Thijs Westerink shares some advice to help you identify the right actions to measure to ensure you achieve your goals.
All Actions Are Not Created Equal
Some actions simply have more impact than others and it is those that you want to identify and act on if you want to reach your goal. We call them lead measures.
Discipline 2: Act On The Lead Measures
The discipline of leverage requires you to identify and act on the measures that are predictive of reaching your goal and that can be influenced by you and the team.
Move Your Middle
As companies, we have varying degrees of engagement and performance from our employees. How do we take the average engagement of our employees and move it to extraordinary engagement?
How can I keep my most important strategy from failing?
Successful leaders not only create a clear strategy, but they also execute it. Thijs Westerink shares some advice for leaders to increase engagement and drive strategy execution in this clip.
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Discipline 3: Keep A Compelling Scoreboard
The discipline of engagement requires you to create a players' scoreboard so that members of the team can easily tell whether they are winning or losing.
How can I prevent employees from slipping into old behaviors?
FranklinCovey’s Senior Vice President of Sales U.S. and Canada, Jennifer Colosimo, shares the most effective way to prevent the regression of employees into undesirable behaviors.
Focusing The Organization - Opryland
The Opryland is a great example of how WIGs can be aligned across multiple levels of an organization to create powerful results.
The quickest way to kill execution: lose focus or over-goal your team or your organization.
Discipline 4: Create A Cadence Of Accountability
The discipline of commitment requires you to hold regularly scheduled team meetings where members make and keep commitments to each other to execute on the wildly important goal.
How can I help my team focus on what is most important?
Jennifer Colosimo, FranklinCovey's Senior Vice President of Sales for US and Canada, shares some tips to help leaders narrow their focus on critical goals.
The Strategy Map
The 4 Disciplines of Execution is one of the best leadership tools needed to effectively execute on strategy. This video outlines the strategy map and how it can help your organization.
Introduction to 4DX OS
The 4 Disciplines of Execution is currently the most popular book on execution. Watch this video to learn why.
Learn to execute with excellence. Watch an in-depth overview of The 4 Disciplines of Execution to learn how you can achieve your organization’s strategies.
Execution in Production and Operations
How The 4 Disciplines of Execution have been used to create dramatic results in production and operations environments.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution Operating System
Read about the self-paced approach to implementing The 4 Disciplines of Execution with your team.
Chris McChesney Shares the Importance of Playing a High-Stakes, Winnable Game
In this clip, Chris shares the importance of playing a high-stakes, winnable game in the workplace.